Animal Spirit Link

SpellsSpiritual  ► Summon  ► Animal Spirit Link
To connect with one's spirit animal. You must know your spirit animal to perform this.
You will need the following items for this spell:

  • Brown candle (animals, earth)
  • Lavender candle (consciousness, manifestation)
  • Blue candle (communication, understanding, protection, loyalty, patience, harmony)
  • Yellow candle (strengthens the imagination and concentration in a ritual, used in rituals for gaining people's trust)
  • Green candle (nature appreciation, good luck)
  • Black candle (removing negative energy)
  • White candle
  • 2 agate stones (protection)
  • 2 stones corresponding to your zodiac sign
  • 2 scolecite stones (dreams)
  • 2 malachite stones (dreams)
  • Representation of your spirit animal (three-dimensional objects work better than flat photos or drawings)
  • Paper
  • Permanent marker
  • 2 large crystal quartz
  • 2 luck charm/stones
  • 2 small drawstring bags or pouches that you can hang on your neck, identical
  • Water
  • Red clover, flowers and/or leaves (blessing of domestic animals)
  • Sea salt (grounding, purification)
  • Sesame seeds (life force)
  • Wheat (fruitfulness, bounty, rebirth
  • Parsley (protection, purification)
  • Paprika (creative energy)
  • Cauldron
  • Items for building a fire
  • Wooden spoon

Casting Instructions for 'Animal Spirit Link'


For your zodiac stone, check here.

This spell, like many others, will work best if done within the midnight hour. Go outside to a place where you can be in solitude on a full moon's night at midnight.
Set up a circle if you wish. Start a fire in the center, and place a white candle to its right. Place a pot or cauldron over it and fill with water halfway.

Place 1 of each stone in each pouch, and place a lucky item in each. Leave the quartz out. Pull the strings tight. Hang one around your neck. Imagine an astral animal (your spirit animal) wearing one. This will be hard if it is a spider or octopus or something without much of a neck, so imagine it tied or attached to their body. Place the other pouch at the other side of the circle.

Light your white candle and pull out your paper and marker. Use something like a book or piece of wood to write on, then place the paper on top and draw a pentagram in each corner of the paper. Write what you want your spirit animal to look like. Choose the breed/species, the colour of its fur or skin, how big you want it to be, its sex, et cetera. Give it a name, or it may not respond when you call for it.

Draw a large pentagram between the top two pentagrams, and put your quartz on it. Put the other quartz in your astral animal's pouch.
Add red clover, sesame seeds, wheat, salt, parsley and paprika to your (probably now boiling) water. Stir it while chanting the following.

"Scales, feathers, fangs and fur,
Seek this magic mixture that I stir.
Talons, claws, padded foot,
Come to the smoke and come to the soot."

When you are done, take the black candle and light it on the left of the cauldron.
Light the yellow candle. Put the paper on the ground and put the candle on the top left pentagram. Replace the quartz. Chant the following verse:

"In my dreams, I ask of thee,
A/n (your animal) may be what I see.
Now is the time to concentrate,
Believe, imagine, meditate."

Meditate. Imagine the stones and good luck charm floating in black space, then their energy pouring into you. Visualize your spirit animal and yourself floating in an astral plane, or if you are able to, look into the astral plane to see it. Move so you are looking through your own eyes. Now, visualize yourself moving to stand like the animal. Now, visualize yourself merging with your spirit animal until you are looking through their eyes. Practice moving as them in your head, and telepathically call out to them.

Do this a few times, then drift back out. If the candles have blown out or the fire has gone out, relight them. Light the lavender candle, placing it in the bottom right, and chant:

"Manifest on the physical plane;
(name), my (animal), I call you by name.
I link my soul to yours, by the power of three;
We are as one, so mote it be."
Call out their name three times telepathically.
Light the blue candle and place it on the bottom-left pentagram. Chant:
"We will communicate, we will comprehend;
I will be patient and wait for you, my friend.
I am linked to (animal)s, thus I am linked to thee;
We will protect each other in perfect harmony."

Imagine your spirit and your spirit animal's spirit as rings. They will pass through each other and link. Finally, light the brown candle. Chant:

"(animal) spirit, I call out.
In my heart there is no doubt.
Reunite me with the earth,
In my spirit's new rebirth."

Pick up the four candles, clockwise from the top left. Blow out the top one so your breath goes north, the second one so it goes east, the third so it goes south and the fourth so it goes west. Put out the fire and the black/white candles with the mixture you made in the cauldron. Keep the pouch with you until your spirit animal comes to you. The other one should be kept in a special place.

Note: If your spirit animal isn't realistic, then it is possible only you will see them.


Added to on Aug 04, 2015
Last edited on Sep 09, 2017
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This is not how animal spirits work, nor how you connect with them. Setting aside the fact spirit animals are a native faith and the people from that culture have asked non-natives to stop appropriating the term and use, it is through a spiritual journey you connect with them. It is not a spell. You do not require objects, you require a deep spiritual understanding. You need to connect with your spiritual self and through your spiritual journey, your spirit animal will come to you. You do not design an animal spirit. You do not name it or control it or use it like a magical best friend. They are spirits who help you on your spiritual journey. They come to you when you are in need. If you are looking for an animal guide, you can meditate and ask for guidance, but a spirit animals and spirit totems, as well as the ceremony to find yours, are off limits to anyone not in that culture.

Apr 21, 2022
To be fair, other cultures are known to call on animals as spiritual representations and archetypes. While calling on animals as totems is frowned upon for semantics' sake, I have never heard of issue with calling it a spirit animal. As that term is technically accurate. A spirit, in the form of an animal. So, with respect, I disagree a bit on that view.

That said, Tadashi is absolutely correct in that one does not create their source of guidance. One asks for guidance and observes for what will come. Personally I think this working could be made much more effective and genuine with a bit of tweaking. It is a bit elaborate for my tastes, but that's because I'm lazy.

I would suggest modifying the wordings, and intent of the caster, to be a request. Ask to meet one's guide (or guardian or power/spirit animal), and leave out the steps involving creating a form or idea of how they might appear. Along with any notion of it appearing to you physically. In rare times an animal might appear, but it would be a fleeting appearance at best, and more akin to being an omen or sign of what your guide might be rather than the guide itself. Allow it to reveal itself however it deems, asking for a dream-visit could help, but try to leave appearances and methods open ended. Only be specific (rigidly so) on what the purpose to your calling is. Guide? Guardian? Companion? Co-magician? In this you tend to get what you ask for.

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